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Manabu Sakamoto

I am a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. My current research is on the interrelationships and evolution of living and fossil cats. This project focuses on reconstructing the evolutionary history of the cats, including their interrelationships, biogeography, taxonomic diversification, morphological disparity, and functional adaptations. I am particularly interested in applying numerical analyses (multivariate statistics) to look at the patterns of evolution, for instance any trends through time or across phylogeny.

I also work on the biting mechanics and jaw muscle anatomy of avian and non-avian theropod dinosaurs.

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